Here at BM Vets, we have an excellent and up-to-date ultrasound scanner which is fully portable for use at either of our branches.
An ultrasound examination is a non-invasive imaging technique that allows internal body structures to be seen by recording echoes or reflections of ultrasonic waves. Ultrasound equipment directs a narrow beam of high frequency sound waves into the area of interest. The sound waves may be transmitted through, reflected or absorbed by the tissues that they encounter.
Ultrasound is particularly useful in examining inside the abdomen, as well as the heart. If appropriate, tissue samples can be collected via ultrasound guidance.
In many cases, an ultrasound exam can be performed conscious, however sometimes sedation is used to relax the patient and allow a more complete examination.